Kelly Link

Kelly Link is an American editor and author of short stories whose work combines elements of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and realism. She has won several awards for her writing, including the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.


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  1. 1. Stranger Things Happen

    "Stranger Things Happen" is a collection of 11 captivating short stories that blend elements of horror, fantasy, and fairy tales. The narratives are filled with strange events and characters, such as a husband who disappears every time he goes for a swim and a TV show where ghosts are the main characters. The book explores the boundaries of reality and the supernatural, creating an eerie, dream-like atmosphere that leaves the reader questioning what is real and what is not.

    The 5054th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Magic for Beginners

    "Magic for Beginners" is a collection of nine short stories that delve into the surreal and fantastical. The narratives are often set in strange, magical worlds, where the ordinary and mundane collide with the extraordinary and bizarre. The book explores themes of love, loss, and the blurred boundaries between reality and fantasy, often leaving the reader questioning their own perception of the world. The stories are wildly imaginative and often darkly humorous, offering a unique blend of magical realism and speculative fiction.

    The 5722nd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Get In Trouble

    "Get In Trouble" is a collection of short stories that delve into the fantastical, surreal, and darkly humorous aspects of human experience. The narratives are populated with a diverse cast of characters, including superheroes, ghosts, and astronauts, all of whom find themselves in bizarre and often unsettling situations. The stories blend elements of magical realism, science fiction, and gothic horror to explore themes of loneliness, desire, and the blurred lines between reality and imagination. With its unique voice and inventive storytelling, the book invites readers to confront the extraordinary lurking within the mundane and to question the nature of their own troubles.

    The 8546th Greatest Book of All Time